The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 551 360 308
Rank change year-on-year
-191 -52
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 55 299 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.68% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 2.69% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 43 287 360
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11702 11121 11630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 27.82% 25.44% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9525 8923 9707
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 12 £37,500 -
City of London -4 3 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Romford - 1 £37,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 118 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (89.83%) C#
2 106 (89.83%) .NET
3 87 (73.73%) Microsoft
4 85 (72.03%) SQL Server
5 78 (66.10%) ASP.NET
6 67 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
7 66 (55.93%) .NET Framework
8 65 (55.08%) Degree
9 62 (52.54%) SharePoint
10 53 (44.92%) MVC
11 51 (43.22%) MS Excel
11 51 (43.22%) MCP
12 49 (41.53%) JavaScript
13 45 (38.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 44 (37.29%) MCAD
15 38 (32.20%) MCTS
16 37 (31.36%) SQL
17 33 (27.97%) Scrum
18 32 (27.12%) NUnit
18 32 (27.12%) MCDBA
19 31 (26.27%) TDD
20 30 (25.42%) CRM
21 29 (24.58%) CSS
22 28 (23.73%) OO
22 28 (23.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 28 (23.73%) Finance
22 28 (23.73%) Dynamics CRM
23 27 (22.88%) MCITP
23 27 (22.88%) NHibernate

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 62 (52.54%) SharePoint
2 22 (18.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (12.71%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (11.02%) IIS
5 12 (10.17%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (7.63%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 51 (43.22%) MS Excel
2 17 (14.41%) MS Office
3 12 (10.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (23.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.93%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (3.39%) SalesLogix
3 4 (3.39%) SAP CRM
3 4 (3.39%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) Intranet
2 2 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (72.03%) SQL Server
2 28 (23.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (20.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (19.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (13.56%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (12.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 15 (12.71%) Relational Database
6 15 (12.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (9.32%) Informix
8 11 (9.32%) Ingres
8 11 (9.32%) Data Mining
8 11 (9.32%) DB2
8 11 (9.32%) OLAP
9 7 (5.93%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (5.93%) ReportNet
9 7 (5.93%) NovaView
9 7 (5.93%) Kalido
9 7 (5.93%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 32 (27.12%) NUnit
2 27 (22.88%) Rhino Mocks
2 27 (22.88%) Moq
3 14 (11.86%) Visual Studio
4 10 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.39%) MSBuild
5 4 (3.39%) CruiseControl
6 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (23.73%) Finance
2 27 (22.88%) Games
3 12 (10.17%) Law
4 8 (6.78%) Legal
5 2 (1.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 77 (65.25%) Developer
2 48 (40.68%) .NET Developer
3 38 (32.20%) Consultant
4 27 (22.88%) Graduate
4 27 (22.88%) Junior
4 27 (22.88%) Junior Developer
4 27 (22.88%) Junior .NET Developer
5 20 (16.95%) Technical Consultant
6 19 (16.10%) Principal Consultant
7 17 (14.41%) Senior Developer
8 15 (12.71%) Applications Developer
9 12 (10.17%) Applications Support
9 12 (10.17%) SharePoint Developer
10 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Consultant
10 10 (8.47%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (6.78%) SharePoint Consultant
12 7 (5.93%) .NET Applications Developer
13 6 (5.08%) Senior Applications Developer
14 5 (4.24%) Senior .NET Developer
14 5 (4.24%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (89.83%) .NET
2 78 (66.10%) ASP.NET
3 66 (55.93%) .NET Framework
4 45 (38.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 29 (24.58%) CSS
6 27 (22.88%) NHibernate
6 27 (22.88%) LINQ
7 24 (20.34%) Ajax
8 22 (18.64%) WCF
9 21 (17.80%) jQuery
10 15 (12.71%) HTML
10 15 (12.71%) XSLT
11 14 (11.86%) ADO.NET
11 14 (11.86%) CSS3
11 14 (11.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 12 (10.17%) WPF
12 12 (10.17%) WF
13 8 (6.78%) Silverlight
13 8 (6.78%) Web Services
13 8 (6.78%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.56%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.24%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.39%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.03%) Windows
2 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.69%) AIX
3 2 (1.69%) Solaris
3 2 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (44.92%) MVC
3 33 (27.97%) Scrum
4 31 (26.27%) TDD
5 30 (25.42%) CRM
6 28 (23.73%) OO
7 27 (22.88%) Business Development
7 27 (22.88%) Kanban
7 27 (22.88%) BDD
7 27 (22.88%) Web Application Development
8 25 (21.19%) Mentoring
9 21 (17.80%) Coaching
10 20 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (15.25%) Information Management
12 17 (14.41%) Project Management
12 17 (14.41%) OOA/OOD
13 12 (10.17%) UML
13 12 (10.17%) Workflow
14 11 (9.32%) ETL
15 9 (7.63%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (89.83%) C#
2 49 (41.53%) JavaScript
3 37 (31.36%) SQL
4 16 (13.56%) T-SQL
5 9 (7.63%) VBA
6 8 (6.78%) VB.NET
7 7 (5.93%) XPath
8 4 (3.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 118 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (55.08%) Degree
3 51 (43.22%) MCP
4 44 (37.29%) MCAD
5 38 (32.20%) MCTS
6 32 (27.12%) MCDBA
7 27 (22.88%) MCITP
8 25 (21.19%) MCPD
9 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
10 6 (5.08%) VCP4
11 5 (4.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
13 3 (2.54%) DV Cleared
14 2 (1.69%) CCA
14 2 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (1.69%) CCEA
14 2 (1.69%) MCSE
14 2 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.56%) ISO 9001
2 6 (5.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 87 (73.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.64%) Hitachi
3 11 (9.32%) Oracle
3 11 (9.32%) Sybase
3 11 (9.32%) SAP
3 11 (9.32%) Siebel
4 7 (5.93%) Applix
4 7 (5.93%) Sun
4 7 (5.93%) Ab Initio
4 7 (5.93%) Cognos
4 7 (5.93%) Business Objects
4 7 (5.93%) Hyperion
4 7 (5.93%) Informatica
4 7 (5.93%) MicroStrategy
4 7 (5.93%) JD Edwards
5 4 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.69%) VMware
6 2 (1.69%) Citrix
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